We bring together talent and expertise from across the University of Minnesota to use stem cell biology to advance regenerative medicine therapies for devastating disorders and to provide education and training for the stem cell scientists of tomorrow.

Our Research

We depend on the variety of knowledge and expertise from faculty and departments across the University and beyond to pursue the collaborative goal of using stem cell technology to change the practice of regenerative medicine.

SCI scientists are making progress in finding treatments for spine and brain injury, heart damage, vision loss, diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer, and the need for organ and skin replacement. 


Our Education Programs

The bioscience and medical industries and academic research programs need intelligent, engaged, well-trained talent to fill jobs in the rapidly expanding field of regenerative medicine. The Stem Cell Institute prepares students who are ready to meet this need and who are eager to move the next generation of research forward. Learn more about our graduate programs:


Weekly Research Conference

Biomanufacturing Cardiovascular Cells from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Sean Palecek, PhD
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 4:00pm
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Regulation of the Stem Cell Niche

Shahragim Tajbakhsh, PhD
Stem Cells & Development, CNRS
Department of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Institute Pasteur
Paris, France

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 4:00pm